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Matt Fagerholm

Matt Fagerholm
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 96% Lucky Grandma (2019) It exemplifies the potential of a more inclusive cinematic landscape, one that is guaranteed to alter the predominant Hollywood beliefs regarding what constitutes a mainstream appetite.‐
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3.5/4 100% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) Its visual landscape is unlike any I've experienced, and though everything about it is aggressively repellant, it still managed to hold me in a constant state of gobsmacked awe.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
4/4 100% Rewind (2020) A therapeutic masterwork.‐
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
2.5/4 89% The Infiltrators (2020) A flawed but important film with a great one straining to break free.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3.5/4 98% Circus of Books (2019) The film consistently subverts our expectations by revealing new layers about its subjects that deepen their humanity, causing us to challenge our own preconceptions.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/4 100% Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint (2020) It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject's work to consume us, while showing how her trailblazing vision left an unmistakable imprint in over a century of iconic art.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
1.5/4 57% The Mindfulness Movement (2020) Meditation could potentially emerge as one of the definitive remedies of our time, and it is sorely deserving of a better cinematic analysis than this bliss-faced bore.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3.5/4 65% Tape (2020) Tape isn't just a movie. It is a rallying cry.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/4 69% DOSED (2020) What makes the film persuasive, first and foremost, is Adrianne herself, as we see her eyes shine with a newfound clarity once the haze of heroin has lifted.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2.5/4 100% Heimat Is a Space in Time (Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit) (2020) What begins as an entrancing experience becomes increasingly exhausting.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/4 83% Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations (2020) I have no doubt that there is an important and eye-opening film to be made of this footage, though the subjects it explores require a deeper dive.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/4 91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Not only is Beanpole one of the first essential cinematic works released in theaters this year, it is also among the most involving character studies in recent memory.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/4 91% Clemency (2019) This is screen acting of a very rare sort, and Clemency is a vital emotional powerhouse sorely deserving of being seen.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2019
3.5/4 94% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) Visually arresting and startlingly intimate.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/4 79% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) It comes off as more of a puff piece than an exposé, with its gratingly upbeat score, comical editing and penchant for letting its round-up of former Enquirer employees off the hook.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 100% Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) Gay Chorus Deep South challenges us to accept its hopeful message at a time where our paranoia and cynicism is defensibly at an all-time high.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/4 91% Burning Cane (2019) God is destined to forever be a complicated subject for most mortals, yet there's no question this film has made me a believer in the boundless artistic potential of its creator.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/4 77% Serendipity (2019) Nourry has provided attentive audiences with nothing less than a spiritual experience.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 94% The Dead Center (2019) For pleasing pre-Halloween viewing, you could do a whole lot worse than The Dead Center. Just don't expect too many nightmares afterward.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) One of the year's most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 61% Dilili in Paris (Dilili à Paris) (2019) Nothing about Dilili in Paris feels natural or organic.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
1.5/4 85% The Weekend (2019) The Weekend quickly proves to be the mopiest comedy in many a moon.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/4 64% Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l'aube) (2019) What's a little surprising, in light of the subject matter's considerable weight, is how funny the film frequently proves to be.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/4 100% The Load (Teret) (2019) This is one of the year's best films.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/4 89% Give Me Liberty (2019) Perhaps I would've laughed more at [Vic's] plight if I wasn't busy having a panic attack.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 74% Adam (2019) Ernst doesn't feel a moral obligation to only depict behavior onscreen that he endorses, and neither should any filmmaker, for that matter. Such limitations are the antithesis of art.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/4 90% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) For a film sending up the contrivances of soap operas, it sure is susceptible to remaining within the comfort zone of clichés itself.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/4 83% Share (2019) A masterful example of how cinema can channel what filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier dubbed 'the female experience.'‐
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/4 72% At War (En guerre) (2019) An exhausting film to watch in the best sense, venting our anger at the dehumanizing forces in society until we are left drained, contemplating our impending challenges with newfound clarity.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/4 94% Sea of Shadows (2019) An engrossing portrait of mankind's encroaching, self-inflicted demise, with moneyed interests leading us, like the pied piper, off the cliff and into the sea.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/4 77% The Plagiarists (2019) A deeply frustrated film that is often frustrating to watch, yet it is most rewarding as a meditation on the obstacles modern day artists must contend with when living paycheck to paycheck.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/4 97% The Edge of Democracy (2019) [Petra Costa] seems utterly incapable of crafting a frame that is lacking in urgency or vibrance.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/4 92% Echo In the Canyon (2019) A film like this is catnip for the analytical hemisphere of my brain, as it details precisely how The Beatles led to The Byrds, and then in turn how The Beach Boys' landmark album, 'Pet Sounds,' inspired 'Sgt. Pepper.'‐
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Though Feuerzeig's picture remains the definitive chronicle of Albert's creative process and the personal demons that informed it, Kelly's film brings us at least a half-step closer to understanding Knoop's motivation for keeping the ruse alive.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
1.5/4 52% Stuck (2019) It's not a film so much as a lecture punctuated by a patronizing moral, and more importantly, it's not much fun.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 44% The Chaperone (2019) What makes Engler's film worth a look, apart from its two leading ladies, is how it manages to make a tale set nearly a century ago feel oddly timely.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/4 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) What starts as a rather typical indie drama about a young man inching his way out of the closet ultimately proves to be a far more complex and rewarding ode to the fluidity of identity.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/4 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Few filmmakers have ever been as gifted at affirming the degree to which we are more alike than we may ever have thought possible.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/4 91% The Unicorn (2019) An endearing symphony of misread cues, fumbling advances and accidental epiphanies.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/4 92% Who Will Write Our History (2019) Regardless of its missteps, Grossman's film should be seen as a necessary introduction to a multitude of stories warranting greater analysis.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3.5/4 100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) With its balance of exuberant humor and rigorous insight, Bathtubs Over Broadway provides as stellar an education for the uninformed as Siegel's 'The Bathrooms Are Coming!'‐
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet When Jeff Tried to Save the World (2018) Occasionally the dialogue can be too on-the-nose... yet Goldberg's utter disinterest in condescension is precisely what makes her movie so lovable.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
5/5 94% In the Loop (2009) Iannucci's film is a smashing satire for our politically challenged times, but beyond that, it's also a magnificent verbal comedy, the joy of which is nearly impossible to describe in a family-friendly review. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3.5/4 100% Liyana (2018) As tough as the subject matter may get at times, the film is guaranteed to be an uplifting one for viewers of all ages, with its emphasis placed on the joy of its subjects, whether it be in their everyday life or in the midst of their creative process.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/4 61% Summer '03 (2018) Though the film's screwball energy keeps things relatively sunny, neither Gleason nor King fail to take the central protagonist's emotions seriously.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/4 99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) It plays like the jazzy riff of a seasoned quartet, complete with buoyant solos that may not connect to much else but are still a joy to witness all the same.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/4 46% Bel Canto (2018) What makes every iteration of Bel Canto such a richly rewarding journey is the gradual evolution of its characters, who begin to form a makeshift family as the outside world grows more distant with every passing hour.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/4 76% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) There are no thrills in this western yarn, just a mounting series of tragedies that are by turns frustrating and numbing.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/4 80% Active Measures (2018) A documentary that chillingly illustrates the decline not only of democracy but of moral leadership in America.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/4 33% An Actor Prepares (2018) The characters are so off-putting that our time spent with them quickly devolves into an endurance test.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018